Profile of the electoral division of Reid (NSW)

Updated: 02 April 2019
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
25 February 2016
First election this name was used at:
1922 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2016 federal election
Maps of Division
Name derivation:
Named in honour of the Rt Hon. Sir George Houstoun Reid KC GCB GCMG, 1845–1918. Reid was an active member of the Constitutional Conventions that led to the Commonwealth of Australia, Prime Minister of Australia (1904–05), a Member of the House of Representatives (1901–09) and Australia's first High Commissioner to London.
Area
55 sq km
Location Description:
Reid covers an area from the Parramatta River in the north, Drummoyne and Rodd Point in the east, Silverwater, Auburn (part) and Lidcombe (part) in the west and Strathfield, Burwood and Croydon in the south. The main suburbs include Abbotsford, Auburn (part), Burwood, Cabarita, Chiswick, Concord, Croydon, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Homebush, Lidcombe (part), Mortlake, Newington, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Silverwater, Strathfield, Sydney Olympic Park and Wareemba.
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Light industry, commercial retail and engineering works. Wholesale and retail trades, including Sydney Markets.
Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
  • Laundy, C (LP) 2013–
  • Murphy, J (ALP) 2010–2013
  • Ferguson, L (ALP) 1990–2010
  • Uren, T (ALP) 1958–1990
  • Morgan, C A (ALP) 1949–1958
  • Lang, J T (LANG LAB) 1946–1949
  • Morgan, C A (ALP) 1940–1946
  • Gander, J H (ALP) 1931–1940
  • Coleman, P E (ALP) 1922–1931
AEC contact:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
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